Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Making a Difference…One Mountain Home at a Time.

During 2009, Eddie Bowers is donating 5% of his net commission from each real estate transaction to “Narrow Road.” Narrow Road is an international aid organization dedicated to serving those in poverty through projects that promote sustainability, awareness, and opportunities for distant communities to grow together. They work in both the East African nation of Uganda and the Central American nation of Honduras. Their work in Uganda includes support of the charitable hospital wing Hope Ward at International Hospital Kampala as well as support of multiple orphanages through projects focusing on education, health, and general well being. In Honduras they work with local partners to facilitate moving homeless families onto their own land and into a newly constructed house. Their efforts are aimed at providing aid in a way that promotes relationships and awareness. Several members of the Summit County community have joined them abroad and taken part in projects to assist those in Uganda and Honduras. Their directors each hold full-time jobs outside of the organization and administrative costs are kept to a minimum. With the efforts of their supporters and volunteers they have helped build homes for the homeless, assisted in financing the first open-heart surgeries in the nation of Uganda, and provided food, health, and educational resources to hundreds of orphans in Uganda. They look forward to continuing their efforts in joining the community of Summit County with the people of Uganda and Honduras. Please visit

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Out of Africa!

We are back from our trip to Tanzania and Zanzibar. It was an amazing experience...more on the trip later. Here are a few photos...sunset in Zanzibar...elephant on safari...leopard in tree...lunch in the Serengeti.

We returned to lots of fresh snow in Breckenridge! Skiing is awesome.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Out to Africa!

I will be travelling to Africa to visit my son who is on a study-abroad program with Bowdoin College. We will be visiting Zanzibar and Tanzania. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


· Chair 6 terrain opens today with back bowl access by this weekend
· Over 20 inches of Thanksgiving snow makes way for one of the earliest openings of Chair 6, giving Breckenridge over 500 acres of terrain

With amazing snow conditions after a Thanksgiving blizzard, Breckenridge Ski Resort will open Chair 6 today with partial back bowl openings on Peak 8 by the weekend, taking Breckenridge’s skiable terrain to over 500 acres. With more snow in the forecast, guests should keep a look out for more terrain openings all week. Skiers and riders will be able to experience some of the local’s favorite runs from Chair 6, famous for soft snow and great trees; Solitude, Amen, Snowbird and more will all be opened today.

“This is a great kickoff to the holiday season, allowing our guests to experience our high altitude skiing and riding,” said Lucy Kay, Chief Operating Officer at Breckenridge Ski Resort. “Our mountain staff has done a fantastic job of utilizing their skills combined with Mother Nature to open this terrain.”

Additional runs opening this weekend include: Adios, Snowbird, Amen, Lobo, Hombre, Solitude, Too Much, Upper Four o’clock, and more.

For information on Breckenridge including terrain openings, snow reports and more, visit or call 970-453-5000.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Through new Vail Resorts 360 charitable giving program, resorts award grant to Care Clinic for important hemoglobin checks for Summit County youth

Today, Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort announced a partnership with the Summit Community Care Clinic to support local children’s health services. The Care Clinic provides medical, dental and mental health services to more than 350 Summit County youth each year. Breckenridge Ski Resort and Keystone Resort, through the Vail Resorts 360 charitable giving program, will help to fund a portion of these essentials services by sponsoring free hemoglobin checks and growth chart analysis for children who are eligible for a Care Card.

“The Summit Community Care Clinic would like to thank Breckenridge and Keystone resorts for sponsoring this incredibly important program for our Summit County kids,” said Sarah Vaine, executive director for the Summit Community Care Clinic. “With this support, we can focus on providing much-needed, essential care to uninsured and underinsured families.”

The hemoglobin check is a required test for any child participating in the Summit County Head Start program, and enables medical professionals to determine if there is an adequate amount of iron in a child’s diet.

For years, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Resort and the Vail Resorts family have been committed to working with non-profits where our resorts are located. This year, in an effort to be more focused with its charitable giving and make a larger contribution to the community, the Company launched the new Vail Resorts 360 program with two defined areas of focus for Summit County: youth and the environment.

“The Summit Community Care Clinic represents the same values and goals of the Vail Resorts 360 program,” said Lucy Kay, chief operating officer for Breckenridge Ski Resort. “The Care Clinic ensures that every child in Summit County has the opportunity to seek medical, dental and mental health care regardless of financial means. We want to support programs that make a meaningful difference for children. The Care Clinic provides an integral service which impacts the lives of many families who call Summit County home.”

For more information on the Vail Resorts 360 program, please email To make an appointment with the Summit Community Care Clinic eligibility specialist, call (970) 668-4040.

About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc. is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, the Heavenly Ski Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is